courageous gratitude

courageous gratitude

When I’m interviewed, of course the questions are revolving in various ways around fear and courage–as in, how does one work with fear, and instead practice courage? I (try to remember to) say two things. One: that fear shows up in different ways than most...
Co-Creating the World

Co-Creating the World

I’ve been talking about dropping power dynamics and stepping into the energy of co-creation, which is about acknowledging people as unique individuals and then choosing to work together, negotiating win-wins as necessary because there’s service to a larger goal (such...
shifting the power dynamic

shifting the power dynamic

Note: This is the second part of a three-part series. To see the entry before this, click here.   So. How to shift from the old power dynamic in a family to one of co-creation? I’ll be honest: It’s tricky. And challenging. And a far lengthier blog post. But...
Compliance, Co-Creating, and True Respect

Compliance, Co-Creating, and True Respect

I was at a coffee shop, connecting with a friend after her recent visit home. “Things get a little strange when I’m home,” she said. “When my parents visit me at my place, we don’t fight. But then when I’m home for the holidays and staying at their place, it’s like...